Why Race Your Cruising Cat?
About 26 years ago I wrote an article about how to cruise on your racing cat. The times they are a changing … Not all multihulls are designed for speed or competitiveness. If your catamaran has the comforts of home, lots of space and a gentle character at sea then why bother racing? It may not be designed to sail very well into the wind. Lack of daggerboards will do that. Sometimes no matter how hard you trim the headsail and adjust the mainsail foot the tell tails on your sails might never flow smoothly. That is if you have telltails. And it just doesn’t seem right to run fresh water into the salty sea to lighten the payload by a few hundred kilograms just to go a tenth of a knot faster.